Negatives of going to space
The danger involved in space travel at the moment is astronomical. To put this into perspective, the Apollo 11 astronauts had to sign autographs to give to their families and sell in case they died because they could not afford life insurance. Two out of the six space shuttles were lost in accidents during missions. There is an incredible amount of risk involved in space travel. If we are to explore and colonize the solar system and beyond there will likely be some fatalities, thankfully many scientists and engineers spend their lives finding ways to make space travel safer every day.
Space travel may cause international tension between countries. For example if one country develops the capabilities to get into space and beyond more efficiently and cheaper, they could potentially spy on another country. Nations could also use space travel in a negative or hostile way, they may equip spacecraft with weaponry, long range missiles or ICBMs.
I would love to hear back from you and tell me what you believe, is space good or bad.